Story Highlights The Language Arts Performance Task will be held on March 27; Mathematics Performance Task, March 28; Language Arts and Science Curriculum Based Test on April 16; and Mathematics and Social Studies Curriculum Based Test on April 17. Students will sit the Performance Tasks in their classroom under the supervision of a teacher. State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says all preparations by the Ministry for the administration of the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations have been completed. State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says all preparations by the Ministry for the administration of the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations have been completed.Students will sit the Performance Tasks in their classroom under the supervision of a teacher.The Language Arts Performance Task will be held on March 27; Mathematics Performance Task, March 28; Language Arts and Science Curriculum Based Test on April 16; and Mathematics and Social Studies Curriculum Based Test on April 17.“We want to encourage them and let them know all systems are go. The papers are ready and all our staff throughout the regions are ready… and we expect the nation’s children to do very well,” he said.Mr. Terrelonge was speaking with JIS News during his visit to Jessie Ripoll Primary and the St. George’s Girls Primary and Infant Schools, in Kingston, on Thursday (March 21), to encourage the students sitting the examinations next week.“The Ministry wanted to meet with some of our school principals and grade-six teachers to assure them that the Ministry is excited about the examinations and that we are confident of their success,” the State Minister added.Principal of Jessie Ripoll Primary, Oneil Stephens, expressed optimism about the performance of the 130 grade-six students who will be sitting the examinations.“We try to ensure that they are exposed to 21st century learning skills, and we believe it is an excellent initiative, not only as it relates to their development and movement from primary to secondary school but for the type of citizens that we want for the next generation,” he said.Meanwhile, Principal of St. George’s Girls Primary and Infant School, Valrie Brown, said all the necessary preparations have been made for the 80 students sitting the examinations.“The teachers have been working with them assiduously. They have been giving the students practice questions, they have been doing research and collaborating with teachers from other schools to ensure that we share best practices and ensure that the girls are really prepared as best as possible,” she said.
It wasn’t that long ago that shots from 28 feet or farther were rare because hardly anyone could make them. In the 2000-01 season, 23 players attempted at least 15 shots from that far out, and as a group they made only 17.4 percent of those attempts. This season, 90 players have a collective field-goal average of 27.2 percent on shots 28 feet and farther back. Across the league, teams have embraced the deep three.Still, field-goal averages for most players decrease when they get farther away from the 3-point line. Curry’s 3-point percentage drops from 43.4 percent when shooting inside 28 feet to 32.7 percent outside that distance. James Harden, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker and other high-volume sharpshooters experience similar drop-offs. But though James is shooting above his career average from 3-point range overall, his 3-point percentage from inside 28 feet is 35 percent — 17.3 percentage points lower than outside that range.That peculiarity may have to do with the way defenders guard James that far out. Generally, a player with the ball in his hands 28 feet away from the hoop is a bigger threat to drive than to shoot. That’s certainly true for James, who drives 11.8 times a game and pulls up from three only 3.3 times a game. All year, James has muscled and blown past smaller and slower defenders on drives to the cup. Knowing they can’t match James step-for-step, defenders sag off to give themselves more room for error — to defend against the threat of a drive. That strategy made sense earlier in James’s career, when he was less of a threat from three, but this year he is making defenses pay.It also probably helps that James has for a teammate one of the best shooters of all time. Kyle Korver, who was traded to the Cavaliers last season, has mentioned in interviews that he’s helped James on his shooting mechanics. Earlier this season, Korver said of James, “My man has worked his way into being a real shooter, like, for real. He can really shoot.”Korver, who turned 37 last month, has relied on 3-point shooting to extend his career. With a career high in 3-point attempts this season, James may be showing signs of what his game will look like as his athleticism begins to decline.A few consecutive misses in James’s final game of the regular season could drop his average below .500. But it’s probably safe to say that his season average from deep will still rank as one of the best since 2000. Only two other players — Jamal Crawford in 2013-14 and Chris Paul in 2016-17 — have hit the 50 percent mark for a season in that time frame.James has hinted at wanting to stay in the league long enough to possibly play with his 13-year-old son, LeBron James Jr. His newfound range from three may just help him get there.Check out our latest NBA predictions. It’s well-known what LeBron James can do at the rim. His size, strength and ability to absorb contact make him arguably the best scorer at the game’s shortest shots. But this season, he’s establishing himself as the best at the game’s longest shots, too.The 3-pointer from way deep is the trademark of Steph Curry, and yet it’s James whose precision from several steps behind the arc is on pace to break records. Through Monday, James has made 52.3 percent (23 for 44) of his shots from 28 feet or farther from the hoop,1H/T to Reddit user HMHype for pointing this out. according to Basketball-Reference.com. That’s not only the best this season among players who have taken at least 15 of those shots, but it’s also the best anyone has shot from that deep since the 2000-01 season, the furthest back play-by-play data is available on Basketball-Reference.com.Even Curry’s other-worldly 2015-16 season, in which he routinely rained threes on opposing defenses shortly after crossing half-court, can’t compare to what James is doing this year.
Posted: December 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Meet the new Mayor of National City, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With the New Year comes many new changes. The new Mayor of National City, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, joined us on Good Morning San Diego to tell us about herself and detail her plans for the city.